The City of Burlington ( has a population of more than 175,000 people. MoneySense magazine in 2012 named Burlington the GTA’s top city and the second best city in which to live in Canada. Burlington Hydro Electric Inc. is wholly owned by the City of Burlington.



The Electricity Safety Authority (ESA) ( is a delegated administrative authority, an independent, not-for-profit Corporation acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario with specific responsibilities for electrical safety.


Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner ( monitors and reports on Ontario environmental issues and government compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, as well as monitoring and reporting on the government's status in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving greater energy conservation in Ontario.


Halton Region ( delivers programs and services, including water and wastewater; regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; social/non-profit housing; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development (City of Burlington, Town of Milton, Town of Oakville, Town of Halton Hills). Burlington Electricity Services Inc. bills for water usage on behalf of Halton Region.

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) ( manages the reliability of Ontario’s power system and forecasts the demand and supply of electricity. The IESO also operates the wholesale electricity market, while ensuring fair competition through market surveillance.

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) ( is an independent adjudicative tribunal responsible for regulating Ontario’s natural gas and electricity sectors. Part of the OEB’s mandate is to protect the interests of consumers with respect to prices and the reliability and quality of electricity service, as well as setting electricity prices. 

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) ( is an independent corporation which works to develop a reliable, cost-effective and sustainable electricity system in Ontario. It is licensed by the Ontario Energy Board. It coordinates province-wide conservation efforts, plans the electricity system for the long term, and contracts for clean electricity resources.  

Ontario’s Ministry of Energy ( works with many partners inside and outside of government to develop the electricity generation, transmission and other energy-related facilities, as well as developing energy policy, that helps power the province’s economy.